Infused products represent one of the biggest marijuana success stories in Colorado, the first state in the U.S. to implement legalized cannabis. In 2014, more than 4.8 million units of infused edible products were sold in Colorado. The majority of those sold was for recreational use. When it comes to production of infused cannabis products, quality is key. Unfortunately, powdery mildew can affect the quality of infused marijuana edibles. Although it is not possible to directly destroy powdery mildew on infused products, growers can take steps to reduce the likelihood of this fungus from affecting a crop.
Detecting Powdery Mildew in Infused Products
Fluffy white mold tendrils that form on the leaves and stems of plants is the best indication of powdery mildew. However, spores can also impact harvested marijuana that is in the drying phase. This means that cannabis may already have powdery mildew before using it to make infused products.
A musty, “off”-smelling oder is a great indicator of powdery mildew on harvested marijuana. Creating infused products from affected cannabis does not mean that the spores have been killed. The resulting products may also take on a musty or moldy smell. Not only does this affect the taste and enjoyment of the products, but it can also be dangerous to health. This is particularly dangerous for people using marijuana for medical purposes. Scientist do not yet know the effects of ingesting powder mildew on human health.
Can You Destroy Powdery Mildew on Infused Products?
Many marijuana growers wonder whether it is possible to destroy powdery mildew on infused products. Unfortunately, there is no effective way to completely eliminate powdery mildew. Heating the tincture or infused product may kill spores, but the resulting item may retain a musty or “off” taste.
The best way to destroy powdery mildew on infused products is to prevent it from affecting plants in the first place. Investing in an air purification system is the best way to dramatically reduce the threat of powdery mildew. Not only should your grow room have an air purification system, but your drying and other production rooms should, too.
AiroClean420 is the best, most sophisticated method of maintaining air quality in marijuana growing environments. Originally created for use in outer space, the AiroClean420 technology is a high-tech solutions to mold problems. This technology neutralizes powdery mildew spores inside the purifier. This allows producers to destroy powdery mildew on infused products. We can fit our technology to nearly any sized production facility. Contact us today to learn more.